DC officials working to secure Capitol before Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden | FOX 5 DC
The Mayor of Washington noted the need to change the approach after the recent unrest
The Washington and US federal authorities have called on law enforcement to ensure proper security during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, preventing further attacks by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, who invaded the Capitol last week..
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday called for a change in approach to security after the recent “unprecedented terrorist attack”.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff stressed that law enforcement must ensure that the inauguration is held safely.
Schiff told CBS that the threat of further violence in the last days of Trump’s term is one of the reasons for his removal from office..
“There is certainly a danger that the president will continue to incite his supporters to further violent actions aimed at ending the peaceful transfer of power,” Schiff said..
The riots in the Capitol killed five people. Dozens of participants in the assault were charged.
Ultra-right groups in chats and social networks praise the participants in the assault, calling them true patriots. Calls have also surfaced online for further protests ahead of the inauguration..
In a letter and. about. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolff, which was made public on Sunday, Bowser urged the agency “to adjust its approach to the inauguration in several specific ways,” including a federal deployment plan.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser (archived photo)
The mayor also said the city is requesting a “pre-emergency” declaration to receive federal assistance..
Usually, on the occasion of the inauguration of the President, hundreds of thousands of people come to the American capital, but this year the scale of the event was significantly limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic..
Trump said last week that he would not be attending the ceremony. President-elect supported this decision.
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